Good morning! This is going to be a quickie post, but I have a share-worthy beverage recipe I enjoyed last night. Yes, instead of being crafty… it was a relaxing evening, what can I say? Certainly, you can’t begrudge a girl a fantastic martini to kick off the weekend? ;)
- 1 1/4 oz. vodka
- 1 1/4 oz. triple sec
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 2 – 3 oz. watermelon juice
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
I don’t have photos of all the steps for this post, but they are pretty straightforward. If you find yourself with questions, you can browse some of my other drink recipes where I’ve gone into more detail, or just drop me a note!
First of all, if you don’t already know how to make simple syrup, here is the recipe.
Second of all – let’s juice a watermelon, shall we? You won’t need to do the whole thing – in fact, I just got a personal sized watermelon, and used 1/4 of it (which made 2 drinks). Watermelons are mostly juice already, but I just cubed it up (reserving a couple slices for garnish of course) and ran it through the food processor to make a puree, then pushed it through the strainer to catch the seeds and the pulp. If you have a better method for juicing – go for it! The end result is that you’ll want a pulp-free juice, because watermelon can be pretty grainy, which is fine for eating but not so great for drinking. :)
Then just pour your ingredients into a shaker tin with a few ice cubes and shake it up, rim your glass with sugar if you like, and pour! Repeat as desired – and have a fabulous weekend!
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